Volumes of emails have gone back and forth between my friends in me over the years...then came Skype.
I've used it for professional interviews, used it to stay connected on a face-to-face basis with friends all over the world. Once a friend and I even showed our breast scars (fortunately No. 2 son was no where near) over our webcams
Rick and I would not have developed our relationship as well as we did with him in TX and me in Switzerland or France. Skype allowed us to talk for hours.
Likewise, I use Skype to keep in touch with my housemate when I'm in France OR even when I'm on the 1st floor (European) 2nd (American) and she is in the basement in the same house in Geneva.
Some messages may be profound reflecting friendship and understanding, but there's also the simple conversations such as:
- "Marro or Mikado for lunch?"
- "The Chase is on in 5 mins."
Now that we are in different countries again we are back to Skypying although no longer for hours on end.
This morning I was working early in bed on my laptop. I saw he came on line. As soon as he answered my call I saw that he was working in bed.
Intimate, yes except you can't cuddle over Skype.